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Curtis Partch, Carlos Contreras called up from Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Reds recalled pitchers Curtis Partch and Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville Friday.

Contreras was sent down to Louisville Thursday, while Partch has not pitched with the Reds since he was sent down in May. 

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Brandon Phillips placed on DL with thumb injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Reds placed second baseman Brandon Phillips on the 15-day disabled list Friday, after suffering a trhumb injury that will likely require surgery.

According to reports the previous day, Phillips could miss 8 to 12 weeks while recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb. 

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Scott Elbert resumes rehab assignment
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Dodgers pitcher Scott Elbert is resuming his rehab assignment Friday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, after he suffered a toe injury that forced him to sit out a week.

Elbert has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but has had a somewhat fitful rehab assignment so far. 

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Tucker Barnhart sent back to Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Reds optioned catcher Tucker Barnhart back to Triple-A Louisville Friday, just a few days after he was called up. He appeared in two games, going 2 for 5. 

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Darwin Barney activated from paternity leave
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Cubs activated infielder Darwin Barney from the paternity leave list Friday, and made room on the active roster by optioning pitcher Kyle Hendricks to Triple-A Iowa. 

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Grady Sizemore batting leadoff in debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Phillies have slotted Grady Sizemore into the leadoff spot for his team debut Friday against the Nationals. Sizemore was called up Thursday after hitting .289 in 45 at-bats in the minors. 

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Yankees recall Matt Daley; Jim Miller designated for assignment
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Yankees recalled pitcher Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, after Jim Miller was designated for assignment.

Daley had a 4.85 ERA in 13 innings of work prior to being sent down in early June.

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Cardinals claim George Kottaras
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Kottaras, 31, batted 6 for 21 (.286) with three homers and four RBI before Cleveland designated him for assignment.

St. Louis needed depth at catcher after losing Yadier Molina to a torn thumb ligament.

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Indians make pitching moves
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Indians optioned lefty T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus and recalled pitcher Austin Adams. House went 1-2 with a 4.40 ERA in nine games, eight starts, with Cleveland. He posted a 1.53 WHIP and allowed seven homers in 45 innings.

Adams went 2-1 with two saves and a 2.29 ERA in 30 appearances with Columbus.

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Yanks acquire Jeff Francis
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Yankees acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the Athletics for cash considerations. Francis, 33, was designated for assignment last week after going 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 appearances with Oakland.

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